Christopher B. Zeichmann

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Update on Military Inscription Discovered in Jerusalem.

Here is the additional information I have found:


Text: [1st hand] Imp(eratori) Cae[sari divi Traiani] | Parthic(i) [f(ilio) divi Nerv]ae nep(oti) | Traiano [Hadri]ano August(o) | pont(ifici) ma[x(imo)] trib(unicia) pot(estate) XIIII | c[o(n)s(uli)] III p(atri) p(atriae) | l[eg(io) X F]reten[sis] [2nd hand] [Antoninia]na{e}

Translation: [1st hand] To the Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus, son of the deified Traianus Parthicus, grandson of the deified Nerva, high priest, invested with tribunician power for the 14th time, consul for the third time, father of the country. Dedicated by legio X Fretensis [2nd hand] Antoniniana. (Trans. Avner Ecker, with slight revisions)

Provenance: Jerusalem 129-130 CE

Bibliography: CIIP 1.715


The CIIP entry, of course, precedes the discovery of the new fragment but has an otherwise exhaustive bibliography.  One hopes that an errata entry will be included in an eventual supplementary volume.

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